Public Address Announcer ( AHL )

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AHL Affiliate of the New Jersey Devils

The Utica Comets, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, are seeking qualified candidates for the role of Public Address Announcer. Reporting to the Director of Game Presentation, The Public Address Announcer is a seasonal, part-time role and will serve as a primary announcer for Utica Comets home games at the Adirondack Bank Center. This individual will also deliver announcements for the Utica Comets and additional special events, as requested.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Responsible for announcing all in-arena reads, including sponsor promotions, introductions & pregame ceremonies, intermission activities, goals, penalties, and other hockey game details, as needed.
  • Coordinates with AHL officials to determine penalties and game related information.
  • Communicates game and event information to the Game Night Director and In-Arena Producer.
  • Serve as primary PA announcer and/or emcee for additional Utica Comets and additional Adirondack Bank Center events, as requested.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
The Public Address Announcer must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skill and abilities:
  • Professional speaking background preferred (radio announcing, voice over talent, other hosting experience).
  • Must have a strong knowledge of ice hockey
  • Great communication and listening skills
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing game situations
  • Flexible schedule to allow commitment to all Utica Comets home games necessary during the 2024-25 season, including select weekends, evenings, and holidays to meet game/event needs
  • Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed on an as-needed basis to meet organizational needs.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  • High School Diploma or its equivalency (BA/BS Degree preferred)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Experience in the Sports/Game Operations/Entertainment industry preferred
The Utica Comets reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. The Utica Comets may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.
 
COMPENSATION
This position will pay $75 per game/event
 
APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS
Please complete and submit your TeamWork application, then record an audio clip of yourself announcing the following goal:
Goal – #26 Ryan Schmelzer
Primary Assist – #67 Xavier Parent (Pa-RAUNT)
Secondary Assist – #15 Joe Gambardella
Time of Goal – 11:49 of the Third Period
Please upload a recording and an optional demo reel to YouTube or a Dropbox folder. Send the recording link to [email protected] with the subject line Applicant Submission – Public Address Announcer.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Why are you interested in applying for this role?
  2. Do you have prior experience in professional speaking (e.g.: radio announcing, voice over talent, other hosting experience)? If yes, please describe.
  3. Are you able to commit to working all Utica Comets preseason, regular season, and postseason games? Working hours are non-traditional, and include weekends, evenings, and select holidays.
  4. Per the job description, have you submitted a recorded audio clip of yourself announcing a goal to [email protected]?

To apply for this job please visit www.teamworkonline.com.